Kitten Surprise: It Came From the Wild

This past Caturday evening, I spent about 20 minutes mewing to a little kitten, trying to coax it out of hiding. She had nestled herself between a shed and a patch of vegetation behind the shed; I had gotten worried she was stuck, but thankfully she wasn't. 

After exercising patience and various vocal ranges of mews, the surprise visitor emerged from the wild bramble; just call me the Cat Whisperer. I hope she wasn't bummed that all she found were a couple of humans and a Gozer. 

She is not unfamiliar with humans, but cautious; nor is she exhibiting signs of being totally feral or scared beyond reason, which is good. We've set out cat food and water, and she has taken to it (and us) well; she's a hungry little girl and a joy to watch. 

Tonight I was able to get some decent shots from a distance when I called her out again. Allow me to introduce the wild lioness, Nova:

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Questioning Feminism: One Man's Utopia is Another Man's Communism

Upon learning the origin of the word 'feminism' I have begun to question what I did not know.

1. The word 'feminism' was created by a man, Charles Fourier, which begs the question: Is feminism a troll on women?

2. Charles Fourier (1772-1837) was a French philosopher who became associated with Utopian socialism. I can't help but wonder: With all the feminism in America, where is the Utopia...or is this it?

3. Since socialism is a less extreme version of communism and feminism came from a socialist thinker, feminism is essentially communism; supported by the fact that in 1848, eleven years after Charles Fourier's passing, Karl Marx wrote in the Communist Manifesto the eighth principle: Equal liability of all to work. My point being: Is it just a random coincidence that feminists crying for the so-called 'right' to work falls directly in line with the Communist agenda which advocates everyone be obligated (liable) to work?

4. The obligation of all to work is essential to accomplishing the second principle in the Communist Manifesto: A heavy progressive or graduated income tax. The reason being: How else could a heavy progressive income tax be most lucrative to the tax collectors other than to have everyone contribute by being taxed for their obligation to work, including women?

5. Considering that the tenth principle of the Communist Manifesto is free education for all children in public schools, and the eighth principle is the obligation of all to work, plus the fact that 76% of public school teachers were female in the year 2011-2012 according to the National Center for Education Statistics: Is it reasonable to hypothesize that feminism is a necessary tool of communism, proven by how many women work as teachers in public schools where young girls are often inspired to be feminists and teachers, thus keeping the communist cycle in motion?

6. Since the word 'feminism' was created by a man and feminism is about women's liberation from men, I chuckle at the thought: Can a man's word truly liberate women from men; and why does it take a man to liberate women; can women not liberate themselves for themselves?

7. Because it is a man's word that is liberating women, I further question: Does man also create the limits on how liberated woman can be; in other words, can woman ever be more liberated than man envisions since man created the concept? 

8. Furthermore, feminism is about empowering women, and yet the word 'feminism' originated from a man; therefore, I question with confusion: How is a man's word supposed to be a word of empowerment for a woman who believes she does not need a man? 

9. However, since the radical concept of feminism came from a man, here is my radical counter concept to consider: What if feminism is supposed to be for men who support women's rights, and feminists are supposed to be men who support women's rights; and women are supposed to create their own movement using their own word?

10. Maybe the word origin of 'feminism' means nothing to people though, except word nerds like me, which leads me to wonder: Would any feminists, non-feminists, women, or men, change their views on feminism if they learned the concept originated from a man?

(Got answers, questions, or thoughts? Share them in my comment box!)

1. Since feminism came from a man, do feminists need feminism? do women need feminism? does anybody need feminism...especially if it leads to communism? 
Feminism is for Communists
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2. If women don't need feminism, what do they need? 

A kiss, for starters. 
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Questioning Feminism:
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Thoreau, Books, and Capitalism: Reasons to Celebrate July Fourth

Back in 2012 I wrote about celebrating Henry David Thoreau on July 4th, in recognition of the day he began his experiment of living deliberately in the woods. 

I still reflect on Thoreau each 4th of July and continue to find new reasons to celebrate a day that has lost its relative joy due to an obscenely oppressive government; two new reasons in particular being books and capitalism. 

Oh, what would life be without books and capitalism? 

Goodness...would books even be possible without capitalism? Well, good books anyway? There's a thought to consider for all the haters of capitalism who love to read books: What would books be without capitalism?

Books most certainly wouldn't be what they are today without Amazon, a private sector business offering self-publishing services to basically anyone who can figure it out; including those people who, at 2:30 in the morning, must get their paradigm-shattering manifesto out to the masses, even though it only makes sense to them because they wrote it after a 12-hour trip inside their pineal gland. 

Not saying that that's me; only that that is the spectacular reality of what capitalism has done for book publication by putting the power in the hands of writers themselves to produce their words the way they want, so long as it meets the formatting requirements and does not violate copyright laws of course.

How is that not totally awesome and worthy of celebrating on the 4th of July? It is not just awesome; why, it is, dare I say it...capital! 

Of course, for the haters of capitalism, the 4th of July is a time to recognize dissent, as the little Thoreau on my shoulder often reminds me. So, in that vein I do appreciate hating capitalism, even though it is arguably misguided...because capitalism is totally fucking capital! 

If you disagree and believe that capitalism is not capital, please email me at once to arrange donating all your money to me; because having capital when you hate capitalism is totally not capital and you should not have to bear that burden any longer.

If, however, you are looking for ways to celebrate the 4th of July by spending your capital, and you like books, and you like dissent, then allow me to introduce (below) the two newest Kindle ebooks I have published on Amazon: A Reason to Celebrate, and 50 Ways to Make a Difference without Government; along with my first paperback Unpopular Opinions: 20 Dissenting Arguments Compiled from the Blog of Eve Penman

The ebooks are super short, super cheap (only 99 cents!) and super for summer reading. The paperback is not as short, nor as cheap, because it is not as super...it is superb, and it is what everyone should read this summer before the election, in my biased opinion. Along with writing the books I also design the book covers, which only adds to their capital awesomeness.

I enjoy hearing from readers, so do not hesitate to share thoughts and questions in the comment box or via email.

Capital celebrations and dissentious summer readings to all this July 4th!

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